First Posted: 4/4/2012

The Abington Community Library will be closed Sunday, April 8, in observance of Easter. Regular library hours will be in effect Friday, April 6 (9 a.m. – 9 p.m.) and Saturday, April 7 (9 a.m. – 5 p.m.)

Registration is open for a special program for children during the Week of the Young Child (April 22 – 28) to promote the featured book of Pennsylvania’s 2012 Early Childhood Reading Initiative, “One Book, Every Young Child.” Zachariah Ohora, the author/illustrator of the book, “Stop Snoring, Bernard!,” will be a guest at the library Thursday, April 26 to read his story about a young otter who lives at a zoo and do otter crafts with the children. All pre-school children are invited to attend; pre-registration is requested by calling the library at 587-3440 or stopping in the Children’s Room.

New Fiction for Adults

“The Good Father,” by Noah Hawley. Dr. Paul Allen’s son, Daniel, is accused of shooting the Democratic candidate for president as he addresses a rally. Allen immediately sets out to find the truth, applying his finely honed diagnostic skills to the mystery of his own son, who is something of a drifter and a loner, aimlessly journeying across the United States under an assumed name.

“A Partial History of Lost Causes,” by Jennifer Dubois. A long-lost letter links the two main characters, each of whom is searching for meaning against seemingly insurmountable odds. When Irina Ellison finds an old photocopy of a letter her late father had written years before to the Russian chess prodigy, Aleksandr Bezetov, she makes a fateful decision. Leaving her career as an English lecturer behind, she travels to Russia to find Bezetov, now a politician involved in a campaign against Vladimir Putin, seeking an answer to the query in her father’s letter.

“The Silent Girl,” by Tess Gerritsen. Boston homicide cop Jane Rizzoli and medical examiner Maura Isles must make sense of the murder of a red-haired woman dressed all in black whose body is found in Boston’s Chinatown. They discover that this violent death had a chilling prequel 19 years earlier when a murder-suicide in a Chinatown restaurant left five people dead and a mysterious female martial arts master still alive.

“Angelmaker,” by Nick Harkaway. The forces of good square off against the forces of evil in this comic novel in which Joe Spork, an unassuming clockwork repairman and an octogenarian former superspy, Edie Banister, can save the world from total destruction. Having triggered a 1950s doomsday machine that belongs to Edie, Joe now faces the wrath of both the British government and a diabolical South Asian dictator.

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